I am a travel advisor for JayWay Travel and I get joy from planning amazing adventures for clients with the knowledge I've gained having traveled extensively throughout Europe. I prefer to build a relationship with my clients and really get to know them so that I can suggest the best things to do in order to make their trip as memorable as possible. My specialties are in Central and Eastern Europe where I have traveled the most.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Central and Eastern Europe. Specifically Italy, Croatia, Germany, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania."
How did you get involved in travel?
"During my time in university, I studied abroad twice which eventually sparked my passion for travel. Eventually, I decided I'd like to have a career in tourism to be able to pursue my travel goals and most importantly share those experiences with others so they can enjoy them just as much as I did!"
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I'd have to say in Cape Town, South Africa when I went diving with Copper Sharks and also snorkeling with seals. Being that close to animals in the wild (especially sharks) was very memorable."
Featured trips & expertise
Taking you through some of the best places in Croatia and Slovenia, you can say hello to culture, beaches, art, and genuine central-European hospitality. Go truffle hunting with a local in Ljubljana, experience the beauty of "Croatia's Tuscany" in Rovinj, and see the world's smallest town Hum, with only 17 inhabitants. Travel back in time to different historical periods, visit impressive UNESCO-Heritage sites, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park. You will visit the charming capitals Ljubljana and Zagreb, and enjoy city views from mountain tops.
Discover the jewels of the Dalmatian Coast with this 8-day itinerary that explores the history, culture, and natural wonders of Croatia's most spectacular region. Starting at the medieval fortress of Dubrovnik, you'll travel north along the Adriatic, island hopping through the beaches and caves of Korčula and Hvar before finishing your journey in the ancient Roman port city of Split.
This eight-day itinerary features Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital city of Sarajevo and offers the perfect mixture of history, culture, and adventure, with enough time to explore at your own pace. Deep dive into Sarajevo's long and varied past on a guided tour of the city's landmarks and monuments, immerse yourself in the coffee culture and drink your fill of the Bosnian elixir, and take advantage of the spring weather and hike to Skakavac, the country's highest waterfall. You'll visit Tito's nuclear bunker in Konjic, eat spit-roast lamb in Jablinca, and sample local brews in Dobrinja.
One week is a great duration for a trip to Croatia, especially if you focus on a single region like the Dalmatian coast or the Istrian peninsula. You can cover country-wide highlights if you don't mind a fast pace and flying open-jaw—thanks to the international flight options to both Zagreb and Dubrovnik, you can start your trip in the north and work your way to the southern coast. Learn more with these diverse itineraries.
With a week in Slovenia, you can take in various highlights or spend your time exploring one region, like Mount Triglav or the Julian Alps, in greater depth. In these five one-of-a-kind itineraries, you'll hike between mountain huts in Triglav National Park, sample local wines in Goriška Brda, cycle through native forests on the Istrian peninsula, swim and kayak on Lake Bled, and hike through the picturesque gorges and villages of the Soča Valley.
It’s easy to follow the crowds in Croatia, but that doesn’t mean you should. Although the Dalmatian Islands, Dubrovnik, and Split rightfully receive many accolades, it can pay off to forge your own path—especially in crowded peak season. Try Istria's best seafood in a sleepy fishing village, find hidden culinary delights on an island known for nightlife, and encounter the country's past through historic architecture and monuments.
Recent trip reviews for Jared
Great vacation! · Albania - Sep 16 - Oct 2, 2021
Trip was great, well coordinated, Jared was always immediately available with help / guidance along the way, even when I was abroad. I would recommend Mostar for future guests in place of Travnik day trip, but all else was interesting to see. Jared is the best!
Antonija and Jared did a great job planning a... · Croatia - Jul 29 - Aug 7, 2021
Antonija and Jared did a great job planning and coordinating our ten day trip to Croatia. In Split our guide Andre took us on a great trip yo Plitvice Lakes. Hvar is a magical island and our favorite stop on our tour. Villa Nora was superb. In Dubrovnik our highlight was visiting (and tasting) an oyster farm in Ston.
Surprising Poland Memorable Experience · Poland - Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2019
The KimKim Team truly came through beyond my expectations for this short, but very memorable trip to Poland. The hotel choices were excellent, well except for one, but fortunately all others were top class. The drivers were very professional, puntual and friendly. The tours I booked were amazing, but also had plenty of time to spend on my own exploring Krakow and Warsaw. My visit to Auschwitz was with a private driver and guide. I strongly recommend it to avoid the crowds even in late... read more
Trip to Slovenia · Slovenia - Aug 28 - Sep 14, 2019
We started in Prague and first meet with Sasha our contact. Sasha reviewed our trip and had several suggestions. Our guides in Prague were all outstanding, being willing to answer all our questions. In all cases our transfers to the next city was seamless, thank you so much.
Budapest was the same, a great experience.
In Ljubljana we met Lidija who again reviewed our plans and made suggestions. We are so glad that we followed through with suggestions given to us throughout this trip. ... read more
Croatia · Croatia - Aug 5 - Aug 12, 2019
We had an absolute amazing experience with KimKim and enjoyed our trip thoroughly in Croatia. Josipa especially was extremely helpful, and checked in on every little details. Will definitely recommend KimKim to others.